William was born in Rotherham in 1961, and attended Wath-on-Dearne Comprehensive School.
At Magdalen College, Oxford, he became heavily immersed in student politics, and was elected President of both the Oxford Union and the University Conservative Association.
He continued his studies at INSEAD Business School in France, and worked for Shell UK and then for the management consultants, McKinsey and Co.
Writing is one of William’s great passions and, to date, he has written two books. His first book, a biography of William Pitt the Younger, was published in September 2004 and won “History Book of the Year” at the National Book Awards. His following book, a biography of William Wilberforce, was published in June 2007.
Designing and passing the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995
Promoted by Alan Mabbutt on behalf of the Conservative Party, both at 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP